Head of Engineering

Apr 24, 2024
Hyderabad, Pakistan
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Title - Head of Engineering
Location –
EA, Hyderabad

 

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experienced originators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities, we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

About EA India - Electronic Arts India, a technology company and video game developer in India, brings together experienced individuals from diverse backgrounds with a shared experience inspiring the world to play. We prioritize your well-being with our great compensation package and benefit programes, including potential annual performance bonuses and stock awards, and premium healthcare for you and your loved ones. you can also take advantage of our vibrant and dynamic studio facility which includes relaxation spaces, games, and a cafeteria to refuel and recharge.

About the Role:
We are seeking an Engineering Head to provide technical leadership, develop strategies aligned with our design vision, and drive continuous improvement across the organization. As a key promoter of growth in developer platforms and lifecycle management, you will mentor Technical Directors and Managers to follow engineering best practices and coach technical leaders to address risks across various projects managed from India. Reporting to the General Manager, EA Mobile India, you will oversee and guide the technical development of our games to meet the highest standards of quality, performance, and player experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to architectural strategy for major, complex implementations involving high volume, globally distributed services.
  • Lead the team from the front, finding solutions using technology and logical thinking.
  • Set multi-year strategic technical targets and roadmaps for all games, establishing milestones.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver well-architected, high-quality cross-platform mobile solutions.
  • Ensure code quality and efficiency in end-to-end development architecture.
  • Estimate engineering effort throughout the product lifecycle and track development deliverables.
  • Resolve technical challenges and performance bottlenecks, staying up-to-date with industry trends and tools.
  • Conduct code and design reviews, mentor team members, and collaborate with project management to meet milestones.
  • Build and mentor a highly technical team covering front end, server, and DevOps to support LiveOps.
  • Monitor and drive the recruitment process to build a top-notch engineering team.


Requirements: 

Must have –

  • Bachelor's/Master's degree with 20+ years of experience in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience managing large technical organizations (75+). Working with vendors to hire and manage contractors.
  • Skill in organizational design, technical career tracks, and succession planning.
  • Experience in application development on mobile platforms, specifically Android and iOS, with proficiency in C++ or C#, iOS native development, Unity, and Unreal.
  • Deep knowledge of AI/ML, genAI to adopt in LiveOps, building of tools and driving automation.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of third-party SDK integration and DevOps.
  • Strong understanding of memory management, file systems, multi-threading, and runtime optimization.
  • Proficiency in engineering design patterns and best practices, along with effective communication skills.
  • Empathy and ability to understand and support team needs.
  • Ability to inherit technical debt, navigate and turn around to build a strong technical environment.
  • Passion for gaming.

Good if you have –

  • Deep understanding of player preferences, gaming ecosystem and industry trends.
  • Experience with game engines, optimization techniques, and performance profiling.

Join us in shaping the future of gaming and delivering unforgettable experiences to players worldwide. If you're ready to take on this exciting challenge, we want to hear from you! Apply now with your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and why you'd be a great fit for this role.

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